Steven Poster ASC “Rise of the Robots”

On the eve of standing down as national president of the International Cinematographers Guild, IATSE Local 600, Steven Poster ASC says education, development, and standardisation remain crucial as a new age of technology dawns.

Watts Up With DoPchoice?

Belgium-based Tom Van den Abbeele is busy working on feature films, episodic television and occasionally, commercials. DoPchoice make some of his favourite tools to utilise, as he explains to us here.

Nigel Bennett Promoted to Managing Director at Molinare

Leading supplier of post-production service Molinare have this week announced the promotion of Nigel Bennett to the new role of Managing Director and as part of this restructure, Julie Parmenter has left the company.

Oscar Winner Roger Deakins Receives 2nd Annual Sue Gibson BSC Cinematography Award

Oscar winner Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC visited the National Film and Television School to receive the second annual ‘Sue Gibson Cinematography Award’ for his work on Blade Runner 2049 and to deliver a masterclass to a packed audience.

Adam Etherington on shooting Gwen

DP Adam Etherington contacted British Cinematographer Magazine with details about Snowdonia-based feature Gwen - which premiered at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival - and was released in cinemas on 19th July.

Cooke Lens Systems depict different worlds for David Makes Man and The Perfection

Find out how Cooke lenses played a crucial role in the works of ASC member DPs Todd A. Dos Reis ASC on David Makes Man and Vanja Černjul ASC on The Perfection.

Tim Ives ASC goes back to the future for Stranger Things 3

Netflix’s wildly-popular, horror fantasy series, Stranger Things, has returned for its third run, featuring aesthetic and technical differences that move the show into new territory. Director of Photography Tim Ives ASC talks us through them.

Revealed: The official poster of EnergaCAMERIMAGE 2019

On the occasion of 100 days before this year's edition of the EnergaCAMERIMAGE festival in Toruń, the striking poster for the event has been revealed taking its inspiration from a local medieval legend.

Apollo 11 mission : Destination Moon for Angénieux

This past weekend, the world celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission. The retransmission of the incredible images remains one of the most significant broadcast events of all time, and to create them NASA selected, among other equipment, the lenses of a small French company: Angenieux optics. Read on to discover more.

Inside The New Issue: 94

We're partying like it's 1969 with the cover feature of the new July edition of British Cinematographer, as we get-down with Robert Richardson ASC to talk about Quentin Tarantino's latest blockbuster Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. Throw in an eclectic mix of productions from DPs John Mathieson BSC, Caleb Deschanel ASC, Fred Elmes ASC and more, and it's a must not-miss. Read on to get a sneak preview of the content that subscribers can enjoy in the upcoming issue of British Cinematographer magazine - released 17th July.

CVP unveil Summer Kit Festival to showcase 2019 product launches from 30 leading manufacturers

CVP has presented details of its inaugural Summer Kit Festival to take place on Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th July - working with 30 leading manufacturers to showcase the latest and best content production equipment launched in 2019.

June 2019: Neon Noir, New Members and Never Forgotten

In his latest column from L.A.'s cinematography scene, Mark London Williams gets into the 'Neon Noir' look of Amazon's new series Too Old To Die Young from the show's supervising colorist Ian Vertovec, doffs his cap to some of the ASC's new membership and pays a fond farewell to Matthews Studio Equipment President Ed Phillips.

Dedolight Expand ‘Lightstream’ Range – Introduce New Parallel Beam Intensifiers

Dedolight have recently introduced two new Parallel Beam attachments, the whole family currently totalling 14. Now, each focusing Dedolight model all have varying intensifiers, built to optimize the output.

ARRI in cooperation with Volucap organizes 2nd International Broadcast Day

ARRI and the volumetric studio, Volucap, organized the second International Broadcast Day - an exchange platform to discuss top technology trends affecting the media and broadcast industry including VR/AR applications - which took place at the Babelsberg Studios in Potsdam, Germany on June 26–27.

Steven Poster ASC “Rise of the Robots”

On the eve of standing down as national president of the International Cinematographers Guild, IATSE Local 600, Steven Poster ASC says education, development, and standardisation remain crucial as a new age of technology dawns.

Watts Up With DoPchoice?

Belgium-based Tom Van den Abbeele is busy working on feature films, episodic television and occasionally, commercials. DoPchoice make some of his favourite tools to utilise, as he explains to us here.

Nigel Bennett Promoted to Managing Director at Molinare

Leading supplier of post-production service Molinare have this week announced the promotion of Nigel Bennett to the new role of Managing Director and as part of this restructure, Julie Parmenter has left the company.

Oscar Winner Roger Deakins Receives 2nd Annual Sue Gibson BSC Cinematography Award

Oscar winner Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC visited the National Film and Television School to receive the second annual ‘Sue Gibson Cinematography Award’ for his work on Blade Runner 2049 and to deliver a masterclass to a packed audience.

Adam Etherington on shooting Gwen

DP Adam Etherington contacted British Cinematographer Magazine with details about Snowdonia-based feature Gwen - which premiered at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival - and was released in cinemas on 19th July.

Cooke Lens Systems depict different worlds for David Makes Man and The Perfection

Find out how Cooke lenses played a crucial role in the works of ASC member DPs Todd A. Dos Reis ASC on David Makes Man and Vanja Černjul ASC on The Perfection.

Camera Creative

Robert Richardson ASC / Once Upon A Time in Hollywood

Robert Richardson ASC spoke to us about teaming up with Quentin Tarantino for a fifth time to produce Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, which premiered at the 2019 Cannes Festival. ASC Lifetime Achievement recipient Richardson tells us about his love of capture on celluloid film, keeping the capture grounded in the film’s 1969 era and why the movie is so “very, very, very Quentin”.

On the Job

John Mathieson BSC / Pokémon Detective Pikachu

Having commenced on Mary Queen Of Scots, cinematographer John Mathieson BSC took on an all-together different look to display videogame movie Pokémon Detective Pikachu. Here he reveals his thoughts on the title’s Blade Runner-esque visuals and how traditional film proved feasible and profitable over digital.

Meet the New Wave

Diana Olifirova

Hailing from the Ukraine, former BSC Emerging Cinematographer award winner and NFTS graduate Diana Olifirova has shot over 40 shorts that have travelled all over the world

Innovator

Helicopter Film Services

Aerial cinematographer for over 25 years and CEO, Jeremy Braben tells British Cinematographer why Helicopter Film Services (HFS) are still able to deliver the quality and understanding of all in-flight filming requirements.

Close-Up

David Procter / The Innøcents

Shooting the hit Netflix series The Innøcents included tight prep and production schedules, multiple locations across two countries, numerous VFX sequences, and a venture into the relatively uncharted seas of 8K acquisition for a 4K HDR Dolby Vision finish. DP, and former New Wave inductee, David Procter tells us more about his experience. Photo by Dan Gadd.

Spotlight

LiteGear

Recent films have called for lamps that would at first glance be considered practicals, but which also provide a major feature or almost an effect, and LiteGear has targeted this market and developed a new style of light made possible by LED technology. We find out more about how they got to where they are today.

Close-Up

Michael Coulter BSC / The Hustle

The Hustle continues the cinematic trend for gender-reversal remakes, being a female-led version of the 1988 conman comedy Dirty Rotten Scoundrels/ Michael Coulter BSC set a high-class look and talks us through his processes of achieving it.

Talking Heads

Roy H. Wagner ASC “Embrace Diversity”

Roy H. Wagner says the art of cinematography and storytelling in film becomes all the more rich and rewarding through inclusion and diversity.

Close-Up

Nancy Schreiber ASC / Mapplethorpe

Captured on Kodak S16mm, the feature film Mapplethorpe, which was written/directed by Ondi Timoner, and shot by Nancy Schreiber ASC, takes a look at the life of provocative, erotic photographer Robert Mapplethorpe: from hustling artist in the 1970s and rise to fame in the 1980s, through to his sad and untimely death from AIDS in 1989.

Talking Heads

Mike Eley BSC “Call Of Duty”

In the May 2019 edition of British Cinematographer, Mike Eley BSC's President's column recounts a conversation with the legendary Billy Williams OBE BSC which struck a chord and led to a musing on the importance of giving DPs adequate prep time.

Meet the New Wave

Ann Evelin Lawford

Ann Evelin Lawford is a rising cinematographer who loves to challenge and explore issues, all whilst traveling the world and living in the moment. Read on to discover more about the Dutch DP's story.

Close-Up

Maja Zamojda BSC / The Spanish Princess

A graduate of NFTS and a former British Cinematographer 'New Wave' inductee, Maja Zamojda BSC took on the role of shooting Starz's production The Spanish Princess. She discusses the inspirations of Atonement, The Revenant and Marie Antoinette, how a tricky tonal balance was achieved, and the benefits of using a lot of colour contrast.

Gaffers R Us

Lee Knight

The son of fellow gaffer Eddie Knight, 42 year-old Lee Knight is carving his own name out on sets such as epic TV drama Game Of Thrones. Read on to discover the influence his dad on him, why he likes LEDs mixed with conventional lighting, and why he was always going to be a gaffer.

On the Job

Alan Stewart / Aladdin

Having served his time on a variety of second unit work and shooting under many leading cinematographers, Alan Stewart has taken the lead to create the visuals on the live-action remake of Disney's 1992 animated film Aladdin.

Close-Up

Gavin Finney BSC / Good Omens

Having previously worked on three other Terry Pratchett fantasy novels adapted for TV mini-series, Gavin Finney BSC took on Pratchett and Neil Gaiman's collaborative novel Good Omens. Finney tells us why the look is best described as 'hyper-real', how the sheer complexity of the story required numerous period moods in the grade, and the situations where Lester Dunton's projection system proved invaluable.

Camera Creative

George Richmond BSC / Rocketman

George Richmond, son of the renowned cinematographer Anthony Richmond BSC ASC, tells us about Rocketman's journey of colour, the joy of being free to be whacky and experimental during the production, and the challenge of shooting the entire film in just 60 days.

Close-Up

BBC Dynasties

Dynasties from the BBC's Natural History Unit, presented by David Attenborough, focuses on five vulnerable or endangered species. Discover more about the extraordinary process behind the collaboration needed to capture the 'Painted Wolf' episode.

Spotlight

Creamsource Lighting

The developing story of the Creamsource brand of high-power LED luminaires began on the backlot of an animated film set in Antarctica, but its roots lie with a teenage inventor from the New Zealand bush honing his skills in Middle Earth. Intrigued? Read on to get the full picture.

Close-Up

Benoît Debie SBC / The Beach Bum

Shot on 35mm film, The Beach Bum stars Matthew McConaughey as a free-spirited troubadour, and sees Belgian DP Benoît Debie SBC team-up again with Director of Spring Breakers Harmony Korine to bring the explosion of colourful images to life.

Innovator

Otto Nemenz

We celebrate and look back at 40 years of history behind Hollywood's legendary camera shop, Otto Nemenz International - a winner of a Sci Tech Oscar and an award of distinction from the ASC.

Meet the New Wave

Aaron Rogers

One of the joint-winners of the '2018 BSC Emerging Cinematographer' award, and a keen foodie, Aaron Rogers has all the right ingredients to make a name for himself in the industry.

Talking Heads

Mike Eley BSC “Works Of Heart”

In the March 2019 edition of British Cinematographer, Mike Eley BSC's President's column says it's time for proper public recognition of the men and women who create images by academies and corporations alike.

Camera Creative

Robert Richardson ASC / Once Upon A Time in Hollywood

Robert Richardson ASC spoke to us about teaming up with Quentin Tarantino for a fifth time to produce Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, which premiered at the 2019 Cannes Festival. ASC Lifetime Achievement recipient Richardson tells us about his love of capture on celluloid film, keeping the capture grounded in the film’s 1969 era and why the movie is so “very, very, very Quentin”.

On the Job

John Mathieson BSC / Pokémon Detective Pikachu

Having commenced on Mary Queen Of Scots, cinematographer John Mathieson BSC took on an all-together different look to display videogame movie Pokémon Detective Pikachu. Here he reveals his thoughts on the title’s Blade Runner-esque visuals and how traditional film proved feasible and profitable over digital.

Meet the New Wave

Diana Olifirova

Hailing from the Ukraine, former BSC Emerging Cinematographer award winner and NFTS graduate Diana Olifirova has shot over 40 shorts that have travelled all over the world

Innovator

Helicopter Film Services

Aerial cinematographer for over 25 years and CEO, Jeremy Braben tells British Cinematographer why Helicopter Film Services (HFS) are still able to deliver the quality and understanding of all in-flight filming requirements.

Close-Up

David Procter / The Innøcents

Shooting the hit Netflix series The Innøcents included tight prep and production schedules, multiple locations across two countries, numerous VFX sequences, and a venture into the relatively uncharted seas of 8K acquisition for a 4K HDR Dolby Vision finish. DP, and former New Wave inductee, David Procter tells us more about his experience. Photo by Dan Gadd.

Spotlight

LiteGear

Recent films have called for lamps that would at first glance be considered practicals, but which also provide a major feature or almost an effect, and LiteGear has targeted this market and developed a new style of light made possible by LED technology. We find out more about how they got to where they are today.

Close-Up

Michael Coulter BSC / The Hustle

The Hustle continues the cinematic trend for gender-reversal remakes, being a female-led version of the 1988 conman comedy Dirty Rotten Scoundrels/ Michael Coulter BSC set a high-class look and talks us through his processes of achieving it.

Issue 94 – July 2019

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